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? condemnation from israel and the u.s., as the u.n. general assembly now votes to recognize a palestinian state. is this the right tack for peace? >> fortune and glory. one of the winners of the record powerball jackpot is out. and the other may not be a mystery any more. >> hmm. plus battered but not broken. an exclusive look here at lady liberty after superstorm sandy. >> we have a packed show ahead. steny hoyer, harvard economics pro-presser ken rogoff. russell simmons, former presidential candidate jon huntsman and good samaritan larry deprimo. >> gave the boots to the homeless man. we're going to get the whole back story there. it is friday, november 30th. tgif. to you and you as well. "starting point" begins right now. >>> your elected officials trading insults, playing the blame game here as the clock is winding down on the fiscal cliff. keep in mind time is a-wasting. in 32 days now tax rates soar, spending gets slashed. oh, and don't forget, congress, yeah, they get to take a break for the holidays in 14 days. a recipe for recession. the president is pitching a plan that calls for $1.6
sparking new interest in israel's iron dome defense system. the jewish state using the technology successfully to defend itself against hamaz rockets. now the u.s. military wants an iron dome of its own. jennifer griffin is live from the pentagon. could the iron dome protect u.s. bases overseas for instance, jennifer? >> reporter: it probably could. the army has a system but it works differently shooting multiple round of bullets rather than missiles at incoming mortars and rockets. missile defense can be very expensive. $90,000 per rocket for instance fired by the iron dome system. yesterday at the pentagon defense secretary panetta received from the defense minister of israel a mold of a tamir missile, part ever the iron dome system that worked so well during the gaza conflict. the u.s. army is investigating buying an iron dome-type system. we already invested $270 million in sealing the dome. they sealed it in record time, three years, despite many skeptics in israel as well as in the pentagon, jon. jon: if we helped fund the system, and our technology, presumably is part of it
. a second system arrives by tonight. >> new, just moments ago israel announced its defense system shot down a palestine rocket. >> okay. >> reporter: a reporter is in gaza for cnn. they are trying to stay safe. just a couple hours ago she posted on facebook a message that said explosions every few minutes, it just won't stop. israel launched two hundred air strikes overnight. the palestine responded by firing five hundred rocket this is week including an unprecedented attack aimed at the jerusalem. a cease fire seems increasingly unlikely. >>> the threat of a war in the middle east is frightening people here. a group of palestine supporters held a peace rally. locals with loved ones over there say the identifying will continue to escalate. >> they are afraid because you know all the -- all the bedrooms have all these windows. they are afraid everything will fall on them. >> it's a constant in the back of your mind fear that there is going to be something that will happen. there will be an attack. >> the president called on both israel and egypt in the homes of working together to dees
os y ya 100 muertos en el lado paletinos. >> se reportan 3 muertos en israel, la cifra es baja, pues tienen un potente detector de misiles. >> la prensa internacional se ha trasladado en la zona en conflicto. >> un reportero de la cnn estaba al aire y escucha las sirenas donde dice que una bomba está por caer cerca de ellos. >a>acá se ve como se preparaba para ir al aire y un poderoso estruendo los estremece. > también acá se ve otro bombardeo, sonríe pero oculta el miedo al sentir tan de cerca el peligro. > el presidente dijo que el sufrimiento, para el pueblo palestino podría terminar cuando dejen de disparar sus cohetes. >g>gracias por la información. >> la policía en texas, intenta descifrar el horrible final de un niño de dos añitos tirado en la acera solo con un pañal, es el menor de tres hermanos que eran cuidados por el novio de su madre. >> la niña de 14 años ya enfrenta cargos por matar a su recién nacido, lo ahorcó al dar a luz en el baño, ella contó como a sangre fría logró q el fruto de su vientre dejara de respirar. >> un padre lucha por permanecer
of the middle east. a u.s. embassy is attacked in israel by a man wielding an ax and a knife as we said. >> that's right, it's all happening overnight. christiane amanpour had been reporting that any ground invasion by israel is at hold at this hour. that is good news because that was a big step toward escalating in the violence. >> and hillary clinton on her way there to meet with all sides. let's get right to abc's matt gutman in ramallah with the latest. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, george. anger rising in ramallah, where secretary of state clinton is to arrive later today. just 40 miles here in tel aviv, an israeli man stabbing a guard at the embassy, showing how tense things are here. an israeli man armed with an ax and a knife, stabbed a guard at the u.s. embassy in tel aviv. the guard was wounded but apparently managed to fire off a few shots. the security officers wrestling the man to the ground. secretary clinton arrives today in an effort to calm a roiling middle east, with the administration coming under fire for its apparent lack of action. >> the conversations you'
east hoping to help negotiate an end to the week of fighting between israel and hamas militants. she met with israel prime minister netanyahu. >> all must be advancing the he can ti and the legitimate as spir yaigs of israelies and palestinian as like. >> the visit as both sides continue to fire rockets for a seventh day. there had been reports out of egypt that a cease-fire could be agreed upon by tonight. sources say any announcement won't come until tomorrow. >> four men with ties to southern california facingo;[÷z% terroorism choorjz they're accused of trying to kill americans we'll have more on that spot coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00. >> a pilot of a small plane walked away with miner injuries after crashing near san rafael airport. fire officials tell us the pilot had trouble this morning trying to turn back, he managed to land in a marsh about a mile away. up to 50 gallons of fuel spilled and crews are cleaning that up. >> pittsburgh city crews have restored water service after an overnight water main break affected more than a dozen homes. people lost water service around
gauze why and israel and playing out in egypt. bring us up to speed. the rebels made some advancements. >> the rebels have scored some successes. they have captured a couple of rather small but still significant military installations, one little air base, they got a tank out of it, they destroyed a couple of helicopters, destroyed another couple of tanks that was seen -- because it was very close to damascus, seen as a major victory for them. moreover, moreover they changed their strategy. their strategy of trying to go into a major city, take it, and hold it. and they get pulverized in bombing campaigns that took so much of a toll on the civilian population. going right after the military, the military centers in and doing so, they're gaining arms. and expertise. there are more people that are joining them, the syrian military still a formidable force and the rebels probably not a match for them toe to toe but gaining strength. >> we know the geography, turkey to the north, turkey considering putting missiles on the border now? >> they're asking nato to consider it. they're sending a
that would boost their status on the world stage. the united states and israel have lobbied hard against the move warning it could backfire and actually set back palestinian hopes for full statehood and negotiated peace. but with some key european nations on board, palestinians view the vote as a game changer. cnn's frederik pleitgen reports from the west bank city of ramallah. >> reporter: the final rally before heading to new york, palestinian president mahmoud abass addressing supporters. the final decision is to head to the united nations tomorrow he says to enhance the position of palestine to an observers state in the united states and the first step to achieve all our national palestinian rights. if the palestinians win a majority in the u.n. general assemb assembly, the u.n. will recognize palestine as a nonmember observer state like the vatican. its territory to include the west bank, gaza and east jerusalem. >> for the world to begin to rectify a grave historical unjustice that the palestinians had undergone beginning with the creation of the state of israel in 1948. >> reporte
broker the cease-fire between israel and hamas today defended his controversial power grab. the egyptian president mohammed morsi stood by his decision to essentially give himself complete control over egypt. he says it's only temporary. you may recall last week he issued several decrees. including an order that all decisions he makes are final. and one that states no legislature and no court can overturny law that he makes. if that sounds like a dictatorship to you, it does to these people, too. they are pro-democracy protesters who have responded to days of clashes that have led to one death and hundreds of injuries. all of this less than two years after a popular uprising ousted hosni mubarak. the white house has not spoken with the ejimtion counter part since his power grab but they are keeping a close eye on the situation. >> we have raised concerns. i think the state department put out a statement on this or new one addressed it in a briefing. i think the state department might have more information for you on, you know, specifically how we have communicated those concerns. but, yo
to josh with the breaking news from israel. >> indeed. the bus bombing there. details just coming in. the attacker apparently threw an explosive device into the bus and then escaped. this, of course, comes at the same time the secretary of state hillary clinton is in the region, trying to broker a peace deal between the israelis and palestinians. abc's matt gutman, in tel aviv right now with the very latest. good morning to you, matt. >> reporter: josh, authorities here are telling us that ten people have been hurt. there's been others who suffered from some sort of trauma. the bus behind me exploded. apparently, man placed some sort of i.e.d. on it. shattering the glass. blowing everything out. eyewitnesses telling us they heard screaming. many people thought there was a rocket, but there were no sirens. in gaza, israel is still bombing, destroying one of the ministry complexes there. cratering entire city blocks. thousands of palestinians on the run this morning. many of them still terrified. and just a few miles south of here, a tel aviv suburb, 200-pound warheads, struck, almost
for his role in brokering the truce between israel and hamas militants. so what is this guy morsery really up to? he goes in. sweeps into hamas. he will be the savior. will help broker a peace deal, meanwhile with the other hand back in egypt he is guilty of a huge power grab that makes him awful lot like a dictator in what was supposed to be a more democratic egypt. so what happens now with the country we currently support with almost $2 billion in foreign aid? ambassador john bolton was one of the very first to warn, be careful what you wish for when the arab spring drove morsi's predecessor, mubarak, from power. that guy was basically a dictator too but he was a pro-western dictator. now there is a question whether we have upgraded and whether the egyptian people have. we'll ask ambassador bolton what he thinks. >>> in washington we're hearing new concerns over the fate of the recently ramped up budget talks in washington and what they're talking about is your money and how much they're going to take. after a growing number of liberal democrats now say they would rather see a series of
's civil war spilled into israel today. a mortar fire landed there. and tanks fired back. they reported no damage, but israel says it will not tolerate weapon fire from syria. they have not fired on each other for more than 40 years. >>> here in the bay area, they made an important announcement regarding the fire season. we'll tell you what it means in terms of staffing and resources. >>> we are going up and down in temperatures. it was cool all week, cold mornings as Ñ . >>> a home is gone up in flames in the hilly area of los angeles. the fire broke out about 11:30 in brentwood. more than 90 firefighters put out the flames in about an hour. the house was destroyed. fire officials say a 90-year- old man suffered minor smoke inhalation. >>> here in the bay area. they declared an end to fire season and seasonal crews are heading home. we are live in morgan hill with remaining firefighters that cannot let their guard down. >> reporter: the cool, wet weather was enough for cal fire to put these engines here on stand by as fire season ends officially, but firefighters say it is never reall
, declaring israel had, "raised the white flag." >>> ben wedemen, our senior international correspondent is in gaza city tonight and, ben, i know a lot of celebrating there. >> there was celebrating earlier in the day. there was a large celebration organized boy various palestinian factions who do see the fact that israel did not launch a ground invasion and that the palestinians were able to get some important concessions like israeli commitment not to conduct military operations in gaza. they considered that a vectry. those are important concessions in their opinion. other gazans not so happy. they discovered, for instance that many of their -- met one woman whose roof was blown off by a bomb nearby. all the windows were broken. she said, nonetheless, she was happy there was a cease-fire and she hoped it would last for another 100 or 200 years. victor. >> all right, ben wedemen in gaza city for us tonight, thank you. >>> let's get to jerusalem now. sara is there. what more do we know about the person arrested for yesterday's bus bombing? >> victor. we want to get to the very latest inf
's the front page of the boston globe this morning -- clinton was dispatched by president obama to israel and is meeting today with egyptian officials and palestinian officials as well. the headline from the tribune -- late tuesday night clinton met with benjamin netanyahu in jerusalem and plans to go to the west bank on wednesday. clinton is preparing to step down early next year. one story this morning, some breaking news from jerusalem. this is according to a dap. really rescue services said there have been explosions on a bus across the military headquarters in tel aviv. the agency says at least 10 people were injured in wednesday's blast. the explosion comes amid an ongoing israeli operation rollers.aza's hamas so, more information on that incident probably coming later today. but we are taking your calls this morning on your confidence in the economy, your thoughts on the fiscal cliff, and how you are preparing for that. marc is from 0 highfill on our independent line. -- from ohio. caller: good morning. i'm a person who believes we need to do something radical, which a lot of peopl
to be holding. signs of life returning to normal as israel and palestinian militants seem to be respecting the truce after eight days of rocket fire that left more than 160 people dead. meanwhile, israel says it has arrested a member of hamas for wednesday's bus bombing in tel aviv that injured 27 people. >>> also some news out of hollywood this morning, a brutal brawl at the home of actress halle berry landed her ex-boyfriend in the hospital. now the fight broke out thanksgiving morning between her fiance as well as her ex-husband aubrey. the fight started when aubrey came to berry's house to drop off the couple's 4-year-old daughter. we don't know exactly what was sarksd but it was apparently enough to bring aubrey and martinez, the current beau, to blows. aubry suffered fractured ribs. a judge ordered him to stay 100 yard away from the actress, her daughter and fiance. halle berry had a messy love life to say the least. hope that situation works out. >>> it was also a terrifying thanksgiving for a new hampshire couple after curiosity got the best of their 2-year-old son. listen to this.
, abc news, dallas. >> nice kid. good for him. >>> overseas this morning, authorities in israel say they've now arrested a member of the palestinian militant group hamas, who they believe was behind wednesday's bus bombing in tel aviv. 27 people injured there. this morning, the fragile cease-fire between hamas and israel appears to be holding. but a new poll finds 49% of israelis believe their government should have continued with this military offensive in gaza. >>> there's some controversy this morning surrounding one of the most enduring images from hurricane sandy. remember how the storm destroyed parts of the boardwalk along the jersey shore and left this rollercoaster submerged? now, some local officials are considering leaving it where it is, saying it would be a popular tourist destination. but critics say it would be a painful reminder of the storm. >>> fans of the new york jets were treated to a game that is being described in the papers like heinous, a blooper real, and cover your eyes bad. quarterback mark sanchez, running into his teammate's backside. fumbling, he handed the
of the messy after eight days of fighting between israel and hamas. as the cease-fire continues to hold in the middle east. israel carried out about 1500 air strikes against hamas link targets in gaza. authorities say more than a hundred and 50 palestinians were killed, including 33 children. >> in each of rising tensions between the government and protesters following president mohammed more reseed decreed they gives him sweeping powers. morrissey made the declaration and tar rear square he's giving himself temporary powers he says are needed to battle enemies of the nation. >> the bay bridge approach clean and it is a nice day. we will be right back. uz >> and just about perfect to do anything that you need to do outside. i hope that you can make it out to enjoy the sunshine. >> it will be beautiful today. we are expecting a good day all around. afternoon may see a lot 70's and it will be pretty warm. we are waking up to some areas of fog mainly in the inland valley. we are expecting this to clear by 10:00 a.m.. we can see some of the fog is building up. and it will push back. as for
role in the cease-fire between israel and hamas, but now is he the target of mass protests. they are denouncing president morsi as a dictator. all this for a new set of orders and declarations he made basically giving giving himself absolute power at least until egypt's constitution is finished. who exactly is the man behind all of this praise and protest? we've been learning so much more about him and seeing so much more of him as we've watched the talk of israel and gaza this week. let's bring in nadia belichick to talk a little bit more about mohammed mossey. he actually wasn't even his party's first choice, right? >> correct. he wasn't. morsi is not particularly charismatic. he has been called a dull technocrat and sometimes a spare tire. because of various technicalities as to who was eligible, he was one of the few who was eligible to run for president. >> he studied in the united states? i mean, we know a little bit about him, but not a whole lot. that's true? >> yes, correct. he got his doctorate many engineering from the university of southern california, although
for grabs. >> same for the jewish vote. the recent poll out of israel, a vast majority of those there support mitt romney and in the united states, not as much of a landslide and still, i'm sure, a faction hang the -- among the jews. >> and they're solid in barack obama's came. in the spring, he was pulling in 2/3 jews and pulling 7 in 10 american jews support. one factor here, american jews like the rest of the country, are voting on the economy this year and it's their perception of which candidate has the best plan for the economy. this is driving the jewish vote it this year. >> and what do you make of president obama not putting religion at the forefront like so many presidents have in the past? we rarely see pictures of him going to church like we have in the past and previous administrations dating back to bill clinton and beyond? >> it's interesting if you take, you know, church attendance as a proxy. ronald reagan didn't go to church that much either; what we see is, i think, it's fair to say that we heard more about religion from candidate obama than from president oba
biased israel view. i can tell you what is going on. i love president assad. i stand with them. there has always been peace there. the women wear jeans, they'd drive, they vote. it is more of a democracy and a lot of ways and here. host: what do you think policy should be regarding syria? 5000 people killed in the uprising. caller: those rebels are not syrian. they were planted there. it is really funny. when obama put troops into israel, i think he did all of this for reelection. i am relieved mitt romney did not get elected even though i did not vote for either. i think obama might do the right thing and cut ties with israel. host: we will go to a report actually on syrian president assad. this in "usa today." he said "i am not a puppet." we have a few minutes left on the first segment of "the washington journal." we will go to pete in rhode island on the democrat line. caller: good morning. i would like to see him focus on the economy. host: specifically what part? caller: let's go with the fiscal cliff coming up. my thoughts were my belief is, and i hope somebody calls and corrects me
to supporters on capitol hill. she was joined by representative steve israel and congressman steny hoyer of maryland. >> it is going to be a good evening. our president is going to be our president. steve israel is assuring me we will pick up states in the house and yes, we think we're going to take back the house. i am so pleased to be year. -- to be here. we are fighting for the priorities our country knows are important. for the values that this country knows is critically important. for investing in education, in growing our jobs in america, in investing in protecting our environment and investing in the health care of our people. americans believe lyonesse priorities. i want to congratulate my friend steve israel for the extraordinary job he has done. i have gone through this country, i have been in almost 90 districts, 89 districts in this country. campaigning with extraordinary candidates. some incumbents khomeni challengers. they are extraordinary people who will do an excellent, outstanding job as a members of the congress. steve israel has set an objective. he has worked hard a
israel assassinated hamas' top commander. in staroute, israel, allen pichlt zzey has our story. >> reporter: neither side has shown signs of being able to call a truce. sending israeli citizens running for cover. poorly aimed but deadly nonetheless. family of three died when one struck their home. they had gone on to their roof to watch an aerial display. at the same time that the family died more than 1,000 gaza residents took to the streets. the march was to bury the hamas military leader killed in an air strike. funeral was as much a gesture of defiance as it was mourning. in the bizarre and unprecedented twist, the mini war was virtually announced on twitter. at 6:22 local time last night, the israeli defense force tweeted, we recommend that no hamas operatives show their face above ground. hamas responded with their own tweet. our blessed hands will reach your leaders and soldiers wherever they are. you opened hell's gates on yourselves. minutes later the israeli military tweeted captured ahmed jabari, eliminated. the killing sparked even more rocket attacks. anti-missile
and israel. supporting it are major nations such as france, russia, china, spain, denmark, portugal, ireland, britain and australia expected to abstain. it will certainly have widespread implications for the fragile middle east, bill. bill: where are the israelis on this rather? what is their response, eric? >> reporter: yeah the israelis say that status could only come from direct talks with no preconditions. those peace talks have stalled because of the continued building in the west bank and continued violence we've seen in the gaza. this does come on the 65th anniversary of the partition that created the two-state solutions, something palestinians and arabs rejected for three generations. >> direct negotiations is the dna of israeli-palestinian political process. any attempt to exert external pressure on israel would serve as a setback to those who are really interested in peace. if what you're interested in is public relations, then, this whole thing is just an exercise in futility. >> reporter: but hamas is now on board. they have rejected this until this weekend when they say they wil
, 18,500 jobs thereabouts gone. a terror attack inside israel. a bomb on a bus in tel aviv. ten injuries reported. secretary of state clinton is in jerusalem and she goes to cairo today. this is "varney & company," an all star, pre-holiday lineup. here we go.  >> top story. the unions are excertifying maximum pressure right now the at worst possible time. people want to shop and unions are making both difficult. sciu expects more than a thousand marches at los angeles international airport and say the company they work for, a contractor for the airport broke the union and took away health insurance and demonstrating. and protests planned at o'hare in chicago. a new company providing custodial services there, nonunion, protests. and a strike, and another one at the port in portland. and a huge protest planned at one thousand wal-mart stores on friday. workers angry about wages and benefit and threaten to tie up wal-mart parking lots on what is a crucial shopping day and hostess, the bakers union refusing to make a deal and now the company is going to be liquidated. yes, it is,
in the united states, let's maybe go to israel. israel has a very strong and nicole industry. they may actually move ahead of the united states. >> these letter writers are saying, look, we are already pulling back on our end the year in the united states. nationally, that would affect job growth here. cheryl: you have stocks now, of course, every 15 minutes. nicole: we are setting new session highs. take a look at the dow jones industrials. we are up about 15 points right now. american express turning into the green over the last hour or so. the s&p 500 is now well into the green. it is one third of 1% to the upside..3 that obviously is better than what we have done throughout the day here. retailers are doing quite well today. let's take a look at two names. express as well as ann taylor. they came out with third-quarter profit that beat the street and raised their outlook. take a look at express. they are doing well. they reported weaker sales. i want to take a winner also at costco. that has been a leader on the s&p 500. another name that moves along with the whole fiscal cliff idea, over 1
story is a cease-fire agreement between israel and nams gaza. tonight on "special report," secretary hillary clinton announces the truce from cairo. brokered and monitored by egypt's new government. it calls for both sides to end hostilities. get perspective from national security correspondent jennifer griffin who lived and worked in that region. this coming black friday could be a dark time for nation's largest retailer. some of wal-mart's 1.5 million employees may picket outside stores to publicize their complaint. the group organizing event is affiliated with a big labor union. look at the connection. and illinois democratic congressman jesse jackson junior resigned. he was just re-elected but he has been missing from work for months with mental health issues and he is under investigation for possibly misuse of campaign funds. "special report" at washington starts at 6:00 eastern. now have back to new york and "the five." ♪ ♪ >> eric: talk about keeping healthy. from airport trade to hotel remote control. a lot of things can spread germs around. how do you avoid getting sick
about access to will, close relationship with israel or deployment of military purpose -- forces for purposes of national security. americans have been there for 150 years getting to the region, and much more practical and beneficial way for the people of the region and not just for us. that is why i wrote the book. i wanted them to know and the american people to know that story. >> who is malcolm karen and what happened to him? >> he was a professor of political science at ucla who the before i arrived for my ph.d. had grown up in beirut, his parents had been on the faculty and though he had made a very distinguished career for himself in the united states as a scholar he went home in the early 80s to lead the school during a period of particularly difficult times when they route had fractured due to the civil war and the israeli incursion of 1962. the city was a mess, the school was under assault, there was a lot of danger but he believed going back and running the school and providing good leadership in a time of crisis was the best thing to do for an institution that he love
though they appreciate the help in brokering the truce between israel and hamas, morsi is set to meaty -- meet with members that over see the courts. >>> a factory fire killed many inside the building and some had to jump from windows to escape. hundreds of factories have been closed down because of widespread demonstrations there. the company that owns the factory that burns makes clothing for western retail chains like wal-mart. >>> americans are expected to shell out more than one billion dollars when they all go shopping online at work. >> retailers are hoping cyber monday will be as successful as black friday was. cate cauguiran is in the news room. have you been shopping in between your hits. >> there are apps for this. that's i'm saying. that's what they're there for. cyber monday is expected to be the biggest online shopping day of the year. technology is a shopping game changer, what's new this cyber monday, the explosion of shoppers will use smart phones to shop. retailers are anticipating that 129 million consumers to shop from their offices to ed, but before we get -- today
registered with the un . meanwhile, on sunday, israel fired a guided missile into syria as a warning shot. in the basque region of spain, residents in barricada held a vigil to pay homage to a 53- year-old woman who jumped from a balcony to her death as she was about to be evicted. the death of amaia egana marked the second suicide related to evictions in spain after a growing movement has put pressure on authorities to act. the government and opposition leaders were expected to meet on monday to work on changes to the country's mortgage laws which critics say favor banks and fail to cancel debts, even homes are repossessed. maine has seen a mounting economic crisis with unemployment now exceeding 25%. a general spite -- strike in spain has been called for wednesday. @meanwhile, greece has passed a new austerity budget amidst mass protests in spending cuts and tax hikes. 15,000 anti-austerity demonstrators gathered outside the parliament. protesters condemned european leaders who demanded greek cuts in exchange for an international bailout. >> this is a budget that will bleed the greek pe
a moment, to the tune of 30,000. >>> also this half hour, tensions flare in the middle east, israel reporting direct hits on syrian targets as syria's violence spills across more borders. >> yes, indeed. >>> also ahead, there's word from france this year's champagne harvest is the worst in 40 years. uh-oh, bad news for the french economy and bubbly lovers everywhere. heartbreaking news with new year's a few weeks away. people like a little bubbly on the 31st. do you like champagne? >> oui, oui-oui. >> oui-oui? [ speaking french ] i like some champagne. >> impressed. paula, very nice. au revoir. >> that's the extent of it. [ speaking french ] >> means shut your mouth, please. >> i'll be quiet. >> i should tell that to myself. >>> and then it's that time of year, fall fix-up and clean-up. we're going to have some of the best gadgets to help you get the job done. >> what job would that be? >> cleaning up. >> we begin with the major development in the unfolding scandal surrounding david petraeus. general john allen who's the top military commander of nato forces in afghanistan, well, he
in the general assembly will support them. passage would grant only limited statehood. the u.s. and israel have tried to block the recognition, saying it's an attempt to block israeli/palestinian negotiations which broke down four years ago. >>> everybody is talking about tonight's big powerball drawings. the big numbers will be announced minutes from now. the jackpot stands at $550 million now, the second largest in u.s. history. powerball officials say there's a 75% chance that someone will have the winning numbers. so get your tickets out. do not change the channel, because greta will have the winning numbers as soon as they are drawn. two words. office pool. back to "on the record." >> greta: alarms are going off among some conservatives in president obama's second term, his liberal supporters are calling for income redistribution. who's doing that and how do they hope to make that happen and can they? byron york just wrote about that, along with the rest of our political panel. byron, you wrote the article. >> there's been a lot of talk during the campaign that president obama didn't have
responsibility. >> the truce is holding between hamas and israel after eight days of fighting. palestinian students were now feeling free enough to walk back to school. and with israeli troops retreated from the border, hamas officials have announced the restriction on palestinian fishermen has been loosened as part of the cease-fire deal. fishermen are now permitted to head out six miles offshore rather than just three. >>> in syria, rebels claim they have overrun a key base west of aleppo and purged the assad regime from a whole swath of land near the iraqi border, but the killing continues. according to a major opposition group, 32 fepeople have been killed across syria today. >>> here in the states, the focus is retail shopping. black friday may be history, but the hunt for bargains is far from over. that's because we've still got cyber monday ahead of us. it looks like it could be the busiest ever. trish is the host of "street smart" on bloomberg tv. good to see you. >> good to see you, fredricka. >> i know we don't know exactly how well the retailers did on black friday, especially s
. the palestinians, of course, have long accused israel of poisoning yasser arafat. israelis not willing to comment on that. palestinians say they hope this investigation will get them some clarity. carol? >> fred pleitgen, reporting live from the west bank this morning. >>> chris christie says he's finally able to look beyond the devastation unleashed on his state by superstorm sandy and says the long recovery home has convinced him to run for re-election next year. storm victims have been asking about his plans. >> this weekend, mary pat and i, the kids, had an opportunity to just kind of have a few minutes to ourselves. and we talked about it. and we've decided we're going to seek re-election. and we're wanting to get that going today. so i instructed my campaign treasurer to file papers with the election law enforcement commission to seek re-election. and so -- >> there you have it. christie has been extremely hands on in dealing with the storm damage. that has helped fuel a huge spike in his approval ratings which now hover around 80%. >>> in dewitt county, illinois, reluctantly agreed to a co
to resume today. >>> and in a diplomatic defeat for the u.s. and israel, the united nations has voted overwhelmingly to recognize palestine as a nonmember observer state. although it will not have a vote at the u.n. table, palestine celebrating its upgraded status. you can see here. it could allow palestinians to gain access to the international criminal court. and so, seek war crimes charges against israel. u.s. officials call the u.n.'s recognition a new obstacle to peace. >>> and at this hour, much of syria is now cut off from the outside world, as the bloody civil war there intensifies. internet service has been down for more than 24 hours. no planes are flying into or out of the capital, damascus. cell phone service also down. government and rebel forces blame each other for the outages. >>> finally, turns out even michael jordan can't break all the rules. a miami country club, at least attempted to show the six-time nba champion the door, banning him because he dared to wear cargo shorts that had many pockets on them, violating a bermuda short only dress code. jordan was on the
france is going along with the rest of the general assembly, the united states and israel and a few others will probably stand alone against this gesture considered a very important move by the sort of weakened fatah branch of the palestinians after what happened with gaza and hamas and susan rice has to represent the united states. and there's got to be a lot of weakening of her position. >> wow, a lot going on. obviously the fiscal cliff as well. the president is sitting down with a dozen chief executeties today to talk about this. some of them were prominent supporters of mitt romney. and then the president is going to try and sell his budget plan going to a toy factory. speaking of -- >> that's where i'd go. >> speaking of the budget, coming up, former treasurer secretary larry summers joins us on set and ray liotta and mark mckinnon and in a few minutes harold ford jr. up next the top stories in the political playbook with mike allen but first bill karins with a check on the forecast. bill. >> good morning, mika and everyone out here live rockefeller plaza. the world's failous
choose obama. in germany, 92%. in israel, polls strongly favor romney who locally supported iran's nuclear facility. continuity and age is important to nations in transition. >> there are people worried about if the brother is going to run amuck. i'm not sure what they expect america to do or how gentle they want the president to be, but they see america as something to potentially save them from egypt. >> reporter: and what about china at the brink of an important party election of its own? >> the election will affect how the world will be going in ten years. >> reporter: analysts say the reason so many europeans could be so reluctant to see the administration change in the u.s. is because they worry about what's forging the new relationship to them and politically speaking to them, change doesn't necessarily have a positive connotation. in some of their own experiences lately, it has only worsened problems, like with youth unemployment. savannah? >> michelle kosinski in london this morning. thank you so much. >>> just ahead, how well does voice." we'll put her to the test after
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